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  • Quantum Technologies and Military Strategy

    ISBN 978-3-030-72720-8
    Price: EUR 89.99

    About the Book

    This book is about the strategic relevance of quantum technologies. It debates the military-specific aspects of this technology. Various chapters of this book cohere around two specific themes. The first theme discusses the global pattern of ongoing civilian and military research on quantum computers, quantum cryptography, quantum communications and quantum internet. The second theme explicitly identifies the relevance of these technologies in the military domain and the possible nature of quantum technology-based weapons. This thread further debates on quantum (arms) race at a global level in general, and in the context of the USA and China, in particular. The book argues that the defence utility of these technologies is increasingly becoming obvious and is likely to change the nature of warfare in the future.

    About the Author

    Dr. Ajey Lele is Senior Fellow at the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (MP-IDSA), New Delhi, India. He started this professional career with the Indian Air Force (IAF), but left the IAF to peruse his academic interests. He holds the rank of Group Captain. He has obtained Masters in Physics and his Ph.D. is in International Relations. His specific areas of research include issues related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD), space security and strategic technologies. His important book publications include Strategic Technologies for the Military, Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality (Springer, 2013) and Disruptive Technologies for the Militaries and Security (Springer, 2019).

    Table of Contents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages i-ix
    2. Section I

      1. Front Matter
        Pages 1-1
      2. Quantum Physics: An Esoteric World
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 3-12
      3. The Context
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 13-22
    3. Section II

      1. Front Matter
        Pages 23-23
      2. Quantum Computers
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 25-38
      3. Quantum Cryptography
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 39-54
      4. Quantum Communications
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 55-63
      5. Quantum Internet
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 65-71
    4. Section III

      1. Front Matter
        Pages 73-73
      2. Global Investments
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 75-114
    5. Section IV

      1. Front Matter
        Pages 115-115
      2. Military Relevance of Quantum Technologies
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 117-143
      3. Quantum (Arms) Race
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 145-172
    6. Section V

      1. Front Matter
        Pages 173-173
      2. In Closing
        Ajey Lele
        Pages 175-182